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February 8, 2005
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Biz Talk

Kevin Kraus from Microsoft

BizTalk Server is a strategic tool that deploys the infrastructure provided by the Internet for easy networking, enhanced customer support, supply chain management, productive communication and other e-business applications.  Wow! That's a mouthful.  What's it all about, anyway?  Come to the February RMIMA meeting and find out if this is something you need to know about.

BizTalk Server supports standard Internet Technologies like EDI (Electronic Data Interaction), multiple transports and protocols (HTTP, SMTP), custom and flat file formats.

With the BizTalk Server you can do the following:

  • Simplify data exchange - without editing or understanding XML you can create impressive documents and modify them using any text editor.
  • Document translation, filtering and routing based on content.
  • Conduct on-line transactions easily and cheaply along with the delivery of sound and video.
  • Integration of typewritten user interface on Web browsers and backend databases thereby orchestrating purchasing and order processing systems.
  • Create applications that can mediate between two or more heterogeneous databases and intelligently apply information that is tailor made to individual users.
  • Point by point tracking of data thereupon establishing reliability among clients.
  • Establish secure communications that support public key encryption, digital signatures and encryption along with multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME).
  • Seamless links with customers, suppliers and partners.
  • Integrate wholly unrelated functions like human resources and finances.

To summarize, BizTalk Server is a technology solution that improves efficiency and reinvents business ideas and strategies. It boosts the features of e-commerce independent of an operating system and programming language.


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